Snow Falling on Cedars Chapter 16
Ishmael goes to war, and gets very sick soon after. When he is well again he trains as a radio operator and sees a tremendous amount of violence. He is very angry with Hatsue and wants to kill many Japanese people because of it. The battles are vicious, and many of Ishmael's friends and acquaintances die. Ishmael loses his arm and when it is amputated, he sees it thrown in a pile of bandages. He dreams of this gory image even years later.